HENRY BRAUN passed away peacefully on Dec. 27 2004 at the age of 68 years, at home in 100 Mile House where he wanted to be. Henry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 18 years, Annie, son Tony (Joy) Braun and daughter Debbie (Paul) Baker, four grandchildren, Jonathan, Justina, Teesha and Joshua. Henry is also survived by his mother, Anna Braun of Abbotsford, one brother, Pete (Tina) of Aldergrove, three sisters, Ann (Bill) of Nanaimo, Irene (John) of Langley and Mary of Burnaby. He is predeceased by his brother Jake of Richmond in ‘81 and his father, Jakob of Abbotsford in ‘85. Henry was born on August 27, 1936 in Gruenfeld, South Russia. The family moved to Canada in 1948 where they settled in Abbotsford on a farm. Henry worked for Buckerfield’s for 17 years where he began his truck driving career. This passion led him to driving dump trucks, logging trucks and semi-trailer trucks in BC and Alberta. When he retired from driving, he started his own house painting and renovation business in Abbotsford. Henry built his own home in 100 Mile House where he and Annie retired in the early ‘90’s. Upon retirement, he enjoyed gardening and landscaping, especially building the ponds in his yard. He also enjoyed his annual camping and fishing trips with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed socializing and could be found having coffee in town or visiting with his neighbors, or on a spontaneous trip down to the coast to visit family. He was always seen wearing his favorite blue hat. Henry’s love for the Lord led him to help build a church in Fort St. John and also did carpentry work for the Baptist Church and at the Free Evangelical Church in 100 Mile House where he and Annie attended services. A Memorial Service will be held at the Free Evangelical Church in 100 Mile House, BC in January.

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